The CPCE has something to say. It has given important impulses to ecumenism. With its study, “The Church of Jesus Christ”, a comprehensive protestant understanding of the church was formulated for the first time. The following study, “Church and Israel”, made this teaching fruitful for the relation between Christians and Jews. In recent years there were added weighty statements on ethical decision-making and on the missionary task of the churches.
The CPCE sets signs. Presidium and Council have repeatedly in the last years pointedly introduced a protestant position into important debates in society at large. Among these are the process of European unification, human rights, intercultural dialogue and the question of a “just war” as well as religious freedom and liberty of opinion.